Dec 2, 2012 7:30pm EST
the aftereffects of superstorm sandy, accommodative policy by the fed and you think that spurs growth in the u.s. how strong will it be? >> first thing, we have grown 2.5% in the last four quarters. and i think we will go up to 3% growth next year. i think there is some fiscal tightening but that is nothing new. we are getting rapid money growth and record-low mortgage rates, drop in gas prices, drop in the dollar, lower inflation boosting income and it's working because we are getting more parts of the economy gearing. a year ago we had no bank lending and now we have a full year of it. in addition to that, i think next year's profile will be much more impacted by what happens in the emerging world if they pick up again than what is going on in washington. >> i would differ significantly in terms of where we are headed and the recommendation for investors. first, this is the slowest recovery we have had with the sharpness of the recession we had in 2008, 2009. very different from the early 1980s. second, germany, including the rest of the european union seems to be going into a recession and
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
as adp misses estimates. the blame goes to superstorm sandy. goldman says the party is officially over for gold. >> starbucks at an investors conference will add 1,500 stores in the u.s. over the next five years. wait until you hear what they said about china. >> a big day in media. pandora ceo joins us live later this morning as the stock fell nearly 20% on weak guidance and netflix signs a big exclusive with disney. how much are they having to pay up for that? >>> let's deal with this big deal. as i've been telling you we'll see a lot of big deals -- i was wrong. here we are. freeport mcmoran buying not one but two companies. the combined price if you add it all together gets close to $20 billion. that does include debt. let's go through some of the details. it's somewhat complex. let's start with bigger of the two deals. freeport's purchase of plains. approximately $6.9 billion in total now. it's a cash and stock deal. .6531 shares and 39 bucks a share in cash. that adds up to $50 a share. that's a fairly significant premium when we look at where pxp, that being the ticker symbol in
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST
. >>> an improving economy and superstorm sandy turn out to be a boone for the automakers. >> one automaker did not beat expectations in terms of november auto sales. the automaker who fell short of estimates was general matter, an increase of 3.4%. 2% below what the street was expecting. some important stories that came out today from the auto industry. let's start with ford. 6.5% increase. the company today raising its production in north america for the first quarter by 11% up to 750,000. the most they have produced in the first quarter since 2006. general motors may cut production of its truckline because of bloated inventory. they're at 139 day supply. you want that down around 85 day supply. bmw and mini are on track to post best u.s. sales ever. today they increased 39% for the month of november. shares of automakers, despite positive news from ford, they were all down today. so, that's the latest with the automakers. by the way, we're expecting the monthly sales pace to come in above $15 million. we'll get that number here shortly. >> interesting story there. a lot of numbers moving up.
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
it have it will be explainable by superstorm sandy. i think a lot of it is pulling back. you've seen the capital investment. >> we have to move on but i have to push back on one thing. are we talking about two different things? when we got downgraded the market went down hard. more than a trillion in value. >> but the market price. the market came right back and actually went to new highs not that long after that. once the knee jerk reaction was done. the market is being sensitized to it right now. and that's a good thing. >>> two companies that issued special dividends ahead of the fiscal cliff and if you're keeping score at home that's 103 companies thus far this quarter valued at more than $22 billion. so we see this continued parade of companies just coming out and issuing special dividends whether it's by debt, with debt, or cash on the balance sheet. >> the big one there, scott, is costco. last week when costco made the announcement, it was up 5%, almost 7% on the news. oracle moves their dividends up and the stock is flat to down on the day. coach announces a special dividend.
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
of water in that thing after superstorm sandy. i postponed giving him an answer because i hadn't looked at this company since it was spun out from itt last year. i always knew they had this great plumbing pipe division. xylem is an exciting pure play water company with products involved in the transportation, treatment of water. is there a way to play water? i'm using xylem from now on. this one sells water and waite water pumps along with filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment primarily for utilities. stock's only up 3% for the year. but there's a reason. there's always a reason when the good ones aren't working. right? always a reason. and the answer is europe accounted for 37% of sales. >> the house of pain. >> yeah. that's last year. so we're concerned the weakness over there will dampen any positive effects from sandy. the president's asking for a huge ton of money now for sandy. if you want to own xylem i think you have to wait for a pullback maybe down to 24. that's a couple bucks below where it is now. but i am intrigued by this one. intrigued for certain.
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
superstorm sandy had an effect i can't tell you. what i can tell you is that this is a preliminary december read and all comps i'm giving you are final reads. this will change in a couple of weeks. on the surface, not a very good number. the response in the marketplace, not a huge response at this point but remember the market still trying to digest real from memory with regard to actual positives of the jobs report and it's a weekend. back to you. >> thanks a lot, rick. rick santelli. it does sort of point to a market that some argue is overly hedged. the rallies that nobody believes and firm on bad news as some say. >> the only thing i know is if you have capital losses, don't take them this year. more valuable next year. maybe that's why hewlett packard is going up. people aren't selling losers because they are worth more to sell next year against higher capital gains. >> have a great weekend. >> football. football. >> a great day. when we come back, a pair of exclusives on "squawk on the street." whirlpool ceo on jobs, the economy, the cliff and of course his company's red hot stock and
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
superstorm sandy. find out at 8:30 a.m. eastern. and cut! very good. o geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >>> welcome back to "squawk box" everyone. the futures right now are at this point right around the flat line. we had seen the dow futures up by 15 points or so, it's come back down but probably a lot of people waiting to see what happens in washington because it's been driving trading for several weeks. >>> honda is expecting within two years it will export more vehicles than it imports from japan. the company says the factories will take on a larger role in global product development at that point. >>> all right, i've been wanting to ask larry some specific questions and i'm going to do it now because actually some of the stuff you talk about doug oberhelm, you teach economics, you're an economic sage so the mantra and we heard it again that if we could get rid of the, which is hard, but is the obama's administration resi
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
the november employment report at 8:30 eastern time. the job numbers are expected to be depressed by superstorm sandy. >>> we'll get instant analysis when the report comes out. >>> plus, a motor city makeover. >> what does opportunity look like? it looks like detroit. >> guest host dan gilbert on his efforts to revitalize detroit as the third hour of "squawk box" begins right now. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc. first in business worldwide. i'm joe kernen along with becky quick and steve liesman and andrew ross sorkin is off for one more day. our guest host dan gilbert, founder of quicken loans and owner of the cleveland cavaliers. we'll talk about a lot this hour but the big 50 is the november jobs report. it comes out at 8ky there. the dow jones news wire poll of forecasters, we thought this was so interesting we wanted to get a reaction shot of you. did you see how long you were on? we wanted you to -- we wanted a lot -- we wanted angst, we wanted suspense and disappointment. >> how did i do? >> i don't know. we were waiting for something. >> i didn't know i was on. >> you wer
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
of that is attribute knowledge to superstorm sandy. an estimated quarter million vex were destroyed. those numbers will be out this morning. it would only say that it is speaking to, quote, interested parties. but delta air lines is involved in those sdgzs. virgin is the second largest airline at heath row. >>> and lenny dykstra will be sentenced today. he was found to have hidden and stole sports memorabilia other items that were supposed to be part of a bankruptcy filing. >>> the game of political chicken, we were looking to rise above the partisan politics and trying to get something done. david walker, ceo of the america comeback initiative, steve mcmahon, co-founder of purple strategies, you guys have been on for a while and we've talked about a lot of things. steve, just 1:30 ag ago, you made a point talking about the bush tax cuts. and i said the tax cuts have been near and dear and you said at least bush was smart enough to know that we couldn't afford them so they were sunseted. >> so they were sunseted. >> that may happen. in fact, that may be the way that everybody gets to save face bec